2023 is shaping up to be an incredible year for long-lasting flowers or roses. In 2019, there were a few varieties of long-lasting roses, with impressive endurance, but the options for 2023 are far more numerous and much more vibrant. Whether you’re gifting to a loved one, decorating for a special occasion, or simply looking for long-lasting beauty in your home, the best roses and flowers that last a year (or more) in 2023 will easily fit the bill.
The ‘Almanacini Rose’ is widely known as one of the toughest and most resilient roses out there. Known affectionately as the “everlasting rose”, this special rose can last up to an incredible three years, when dried and preserved. Unlike most other roses, the Almanacini Rose flower doesn’t fade or shrink over time and retains its beautiful vibrant colouring throughout its lifetime.
The ‘Dateson Rose’ is a close contender to the Almanacini Rose. It too offers superior longevity, with a life expectancy of up to two years when dried. The real beauty of the Dateson Rose lies in its strong, bold petals that are not prone to cracking or fading with age.
The ‘Ajerita Rose’ is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Long-Lasting Roses’, and it’s easy to see why. This striking, deep red rose can last up to a year without wilting and its full-bloomed petals are highly resistant to fading. The Ajerita Rose is not only incredibly durable, but its delightful scent also lingers for months after the flowering season.
Last but not least, the ‘Exchalence Daisy’ stands out as one of the best long-lasting flowers in 2023. This delicate flower – a hybrid blend of daisy and sunflower – is renowned for its superior stamina, lasting up to four months, even with extreme exposure to the elements. The Exchalence Daisy’s eye-catching pink petals are equally durable, retaining their beauty for the entire length of their ‘lifetime’.
With its stunning range of long-lasting roses and flowers, 2020 is sure to be a vibrant and memorable year. Whether you’re looking for a flower to bring joy for several months or an everlasting rose that can last for years, these exceptional blooms will bring colour and delight to any home.
Nothing rivals getting a big delivery of freshly cut blooms. Flowers have the ability to brighten up even the dreariest day, and science suggests that by simply looking at them you’ve got an instant one-way ticket to a cloud-nine state of mind. But dealing with them when they’re dead and mushy is not so blissful. Enter *forever* flowers (aka flowers that can last up to a year or more). These are generally stem-cut roses that go through a special preservation process that allows them to live weeks, even months on end without so much as a single drop of water. They’re super low maintenance and require very little sun to thrive.
Retailers like Venus ET Fleur have become famous for these types of age-defying blooms. For example, their Eternity Roses last up to 12 months or more and have been scooped up by celebs like Gigi Hadid and members of the Kardashians. FYI, the company keeps their flowers at peak freshness by rehydrating and injecting them with a “wax-based, hypoallergenic, non-toxic solution that stunts their growth but keeps their soft texture and shape,” says Venus ET Fleur founder Seema Bansal. The flowers are also freshly cut in Ecuador due to the country’s access to year-round sunlight and favorable soil conditions. The process is pretty standard for creating preserved roses and extending the life of flowers across the board.
Though rose arrangements are more common, there are a few other flowers you can choose to keep in your home that have a long shelf life. Below, we’ve curated some of the best places to score roses and other flowers that’ll stay fresh for up to 12 months or more.
Roses that last a year
Esos Blooms Ruby Crown — $299.00
If you’re looking for variety in your rose bouquet, Esos has got you covered. Many of their arrangements have smaller greens mixed in to make them more playful and blend seamlessly into your home decor. This set above includes accents of deep green salignum scrubs and comes with up to 10 red roses starting at $249.
Venus ET Fleur Eternity Roses Large Round — $399.00
These Eternity Roses from Venus ET Fleur are some of the most popular and high quality florals money can buy. Not only do these roses last a year, but they also come in such gorgeous packaging that every arrangement feels like a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose the color of your rose bouquet and the color of their box which range from suede to grey marble. Prices range from $98 for a four-piece bouquet to $1,999 for 250 to 255 roses in the color of your choice.
The Million Roses Premium Light Pink Suede “Love” Box — $465.00
Originally $489, now $465
When it comes to longevity, The Million Roses gives the biggest bang for your buck. Their flowers last not one, not two, but three years with the proper care! The roses are rehydrated and sprayed with a blend of “glycerin and other plant essentials” to keep them in tip top condition.
Flowers that last a year
Venus ET Fleur Eternity Gypsophila — $189.00
While all eyes may be on the company’s Eternity Roses, Venus Et Fleur also offers a gorgeous bouquet of Eternity Gypsophila (aka, Baby’s Breath). The flowers come in a vase and are available in three different hues: including velvet sage, quartz pink, and berry blush. Due to the smaller blooms, they’re perfect for anyone looking to add a subtle centerpiece to their coffee table or to zhuzh up the space on their bookshelf.
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